Alphonse Mouzon
Kozmigroov Albums
The Essence of Mystery [Blue Note, 1971]
Funky Snakefoot [Blue Note, 1974]
Mind Transplant [Blue Note, 1975]
Virtue [MPS, 1977]
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Mind Transplant, other than one fairly funky & loose-hinged cd-bonus-track unreleased studio jam-- "The Real Thing", is most notable for Mouzon's truly fly threads. Seriously, this stuff is more macho & chopsaholic than McLaughlin at his highest notes-per-second. All the liner notes talk about are his hats, too.... bad sign. [JW]

Virtue, A funky fusion classic from superdrummer Alphonse Mouzon -- a rare date as a leader for MPS, and a set that rivals his best 70s grooves on Blue Note! The album's got a slightly more electric feel than some of Mouzon's previous work, but it's still far from the smoother soul of the 80s -- thanks to a sharp-edged lineup that includes Gary Bartz on soprano and alto sax and Stu Goldberg on keyboards -- both players who bring a nice sense of depth to the set! Some of the best cuts are actually the most laidback -- somewhat spacey grooves that spin out beautifully, and which are then offset nicely by the choppier fusion cuts on the set. Titles include the massive break cut "Poobli" -- an electric bit of MPS that we never tire of -- and other tracks include "The Mouzon Drum Suite", "Virtue", "Master Funk", "Nyctophobia", and "Baker's Daughter".

Virtue, with Bartz on sax, Stu Goldberg an keys & Wilton Gite on bass is a killer !!!
Give it a try !!!

The Essence of Mystery, is the one to get. Cozmic funky grooves with tight drumming/percusion and some sweet rhodes.

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[o' fanchi]

Mind Transplant is a fusion classic. Although the compositions are not as complex or exciting as on other 70s Fusion milestones, this recording has great groove, feeling, solos and chops to be a Fusion masterpiece and a 70s classic!

Didn't this album feature Tommy Bolin on guitar, doing something real similar to his stuff on Billy Cobham's "Spectrum" ?? If so, I't goota be pretty cool.
[Dimaension X]

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